How did the ancient Egyptians make those mummies? What are canopic jars, and what goes into them? Find out at the Oriental Institute! Come to the pre-Halloween event to get up close and personal with a reproduction mummy, join in a special gallery tour, browse the latest books on ancient Egypt, and enter the “Guess the Mummy Lollipops” contest. Special feature: See “Mummies Made in Egypt,” an award-winning children’s film from the Reading Rainbow series. Suggested for children ages 5 and up, accompanied by an adult.
This event is held at the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute Museum and is offered in conjunction with Chicagoween, the city's celebration of family-friendly Halloween events.